Digestive Endoscopy

The digestive endoscopy allows to visualize, through the use of video endoscopes, the organs of the digestive tract, in particular the esophagus, the stomach, duodenum and colon.

Digestive endoscopy can be both diagnostic (through evaluation and characterization of alterations or injuries of the explored mucosa) or therapeutic (removal of polyps, stopping of digestive bleeding, cauterization of potentially hemorrhagic lesions, etc.).


Diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy and gastroscopy are performed at the Gruppioni Clinic in an environment that offers the patient the highest level of comfort and safety, through the latest generation of tools.

Medical and nursing staff have long experience in digestive endoscopy. All surveys are carried out administering a pharmacological sedation to the patient. Anesthetists are also available to carry out, upon request, endoscopic examinations in deep sedation (anesthesia). After the survey is executed, the patient is placed in a dedicated recovery area that allows his constant monitoring of vital parameters.

Specialists use high-definition digital endoscopes, made up of small flexible hoses made of ultra-thin fiber optics,, with a very high precision – an image resolution of about three times that of a standard endoscope. These tools also allow to visualize in detail the minimal alterations, in order to detect every possible precancerous lesions, even of very small size.
The digestive endoscopy of the Gruppioni nursing home provides endoscopic performance both from the diagnostic point of view (gastroscopies and colonscopes) and from the therapeutic point of view (complex polypectomies, mucosectomy) using the most advanced technology using the latest endoscopes generation.
The supplied instruments allow:

  • High Definition Endoscopic Surveys (HDTV) with the most detailed observation of the mucosa and capillaries
  • Narrow Band Imaging (NBI) use, with increased contrast between blood vessels and mucosa with better definition of lesions
  • The use of variable rigidity that helps the operator to conduct a simpler survey based on the specific anatomical needs of each patient
  • Close focusing up to 2 mm from the mucosa for a more precise characterization of the mucous lesions or abnormalities.

For colonoscopy, specific preparation protocols are used to achieve maximum colonic cleansing with minimal discomfort for the patient.

Preparation depends on the kind of endoscopic visit. In some cases, a few simple steps can be taken at the time of booking, such as fasting or drinking abundantly before the exam. Disclosures Gastroscopia
The patient is encouraged to take any previous examinations, as any recent blood tests and a note of the name of any medication taken daily. Reporting is equipped with a digitized image capture system that is delivered to the patient along with the report in real time.